Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents are seeking leads from the public about a boating incident hit and run that occurred on the Amite River Diversion Canal on July 26 in Livingston Parish.
The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. when a ski boat was rear ended and ran over by another ski boat. The three passengers of the boat that was run over were treated for minor injuries and released. Agents are looking for the other ski boat that left the scene of the incident without stopping.
According to an eyewitness just north of where the incident took place near the Tiki Hut, a yellow and white ski boat with a black stripe was seen speeding through a no wake zone. Agents believe that the yellow and white ski boat may have been the boat that was involved with this incident and that it should have substantial damage to the hull.
If anyone has information about this incident, they should call LDWF's Operation Game Thief hotline at 1-800-442-2511 or use the LADWF Tips app on their smart phones.
According to the people first to respond to the incident, the boat that was rear ended and ran over did have its running lights on at the time of the incident. LDWF Enforcement Division will be the lead investigative agency for this boating incident.
For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.